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Automation Applications  

: Plant Automation


MINDS is pleased to offer the following Asphalt and Concrete Full plant automation software:



batch drum process control asphalt plant automation With the number of screens ranging from one to four and a 'zero console' option, the BatchTronic fits all types of asphalt plants and budgets. The system has the capacity to control all asphalt plant operations or just the tower. An industrial grade computer with security and redundancy features ensures reliable operation in all situations. BatchTronic runs on Microsoft Windows® via a communication driver, RTX from IntervalZero, and uses one or more unique I/O boards, depending on the asphalt plant complexity, over a real-time TCP/IP protocol.

automatic batch control system The human interface has been conceived with ergonomics in mind. The exact 3D representation of the actual asphalt plant reduces the learning curve needed to use the system. The operator can actually link what is seen to the actual physical mechanisms. Large arrays of numbers are avoided in favor of clear symbolic information. The operator is always in control of the process which can be stopped and resumed anytime while direct control of motors is always possible.

Timing is of the essence of batching processes. BatchTronic provides tools to understand and customize how actions are scheduled. The result is a clear understanding of what precedes and what follows any given event. Many options are available to fine tune the process in order to maximize asphalt plant flow rate and accuracy. In many real life cases, these options have proven to be instrumental in dramatically improving the asphalt plants maximum tons per hour output.

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automatic drum control system batch systems With the number of screens ranging from one to four and a 'zero console' option, the DrumTronic fits all types of asphalt plants and budgets. The system has the capacity to control all plant operations, or only liquid asphalt and feeders. An industrial grade computer with security and redundancy features ensures reliable operations in all situations. DrumTronic runs on Microsoft Windows® via a communication driver, RTX from IntervalZero, and uses one or more unique I/O boards, depending on the plant complexity, over a real-time TCP/IP protocol.

drum control software The human interface has been thoroughly designed in collaboration with actual operators. The layout of information allows for a quick understanding of the overall workings. Delays and timing, for example, are displayed over a graphic representation of material flow and plant layout. These types of details help to prevent errors and misinterpretation. Large arrays of numbers are avoided, in favor of clear symbolic information.

The operator remains in control and the process can be stopped and resumed anytime while direct control of motors is always possible. The software can control silo storage, including complex conveying layouts, ensuring a clean and precise change of silo following a mix change. The software can be linked to additional users through the eRoutes™ platform, providing totals, consumption and inventory usage.


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concrete batching cement batching Mixtronic is dedicated to concrete plant control. It shares the same underlying platform as the other automation products from MINDS: A 3D representation of the actual plant, a human interface designed to facilitate understanding and efficient interoperability with the operator. The system runs under Microsoft Windows® with real-time communication driver RTX driving one or more I/O boards of the same type.

The Mix entry page covers all the numerous cases found in concrete batching and allows the operator to select easy timing sequences and order of entry for each component. Many options allow for fine tuning of the way the process is controlled.

Multilingual support allows language changes on the fly to accommodate different countries and operator languages. The MixTronic system has an online help component that provides contextual information to the operator. Remote control and monitoring is also available.